Lionfish Program Coordinator

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Tallahassee, Florida

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $18-20 per hour
Required Experience 0 - 1 years


FWC-Division of Marine Fisheries Management, Fisheries Services Section

Position Number:  77901074

Title:                       OPS Biological Scientist IV, Lionfish Outreach Coordinator

County:                  Leon

Supervisor:            Daniel Ellinor

Salary:                    $18-$20/hour

Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal history record check to be completed prior to or within the first thirty days of employment.

Working Hours:          Up to 40 hours per week with schedule variations based on season and workload. Some overtime and travel required.

Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:
State of Florida OPS employees may enjoy top-tier benefits offerings including comprehensive health coverage to meet the needs of you and your family while maintaining low deductibles and low monthly out-of-pocket contributions. OPS employees also enjoy the ability to participate in the FICA Alternative Retirement Savings Plan.

Health Premiums $25.00- Single / $90.00- Family Biweekly

Low-Cost Life Insurance

For a more complete list of benefits, visit https://www.mybenefits.myflorida.com/


  • A bachelor’s degree in marketing, advertising, communications, marine science, or a closely related field, and two years of professional experience is preferred. 
  • Four years of professional experience related to the duties and responsibilities provided herein may substitute for the required bachelor’s degree.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.


  • Administration of lionfish outreach and educational and programs within the FWC, Division of Marine Fisheries Management.
  • Represent FWC at lionfish derbies, festivals, and conferences throughout Florida.
  • Lead the coordination and administration of ongoing lionfish removal incentive programs. 
  • Develop and implement innovative communication strategies to promote FWC lionfish programs and increase public participation.
  • Collaborate with information technology staff to maintain and improve the FWC lionfish web pages.
  • Assist with new and ongoing lionfish research projects.
  • Maintain social media outlets and promote FWC lionfish programs.


  • Strong marketing and advertising skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be self-directed and outgoing with the ability to work professionally with coworkers and the public.
  • Ability to communicateS effectively and in a courteous manner with a diverse range of people in person, on the phone and through video conferencing.
  • Experience using various social media platforms.
  • Must be willing and able to travel around the state for various events, workshops, and outreach activities.
  • Must be willing and able to work weekends and other periods outside of a typical work week.
  • Knowledge of personal computer programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience using Adobe Illustrator, In-design, and photoshop preferred.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workloads.
  • Ability to think critically and collaborate with others.


  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Open water SCUBA certification from a nationally recognized agency.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.


Please apply via PeopleFirst: https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/TALLAHASSEE-OPS-BIOLOGICAL-SCIENTIST-IV-77901074-FL-32301/1160304600/ 

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Category Admin & Leadership
Tags Outreach